Manchester United plan b could be to sign Barcelona’s 23-year-old




Manchester United are reportedly considering an attempt to sign Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, should they fail in their pursuit of Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer.

The Englishman has been underlined as Jose Mourinho’s prime target to reinforce the heart of the defence but so far, United have not managed to convince the Foxes into a summer agreement.

As such, United are looking at possible alternatives and RMC Sport via The Mirror claims that they could go on a bidding battle with Everton to sign Mina from the Camp Nou.

Mina only joined Barcelona from Palmeiras during the 2018 winter transfer window but he has been deemed surplus to requirements as the club seek to adjust their non-EU quota for next term.

The Colombian had a good World Cup where he was responsible for contributing three-headed goals and his form alone during the tournament could alone convince Mourinho to sign him.

 

Nevertheless, the 23-year-old has very less experience in European football and signing him could pose a gamble, given he may require an extended adaptation time in the English top-flight.

As of now, United have not made a formal approach for the central defender but reports suggest that Barcelona could demand a fee of around £27m to sanction the Colombian’s sale before next month’s deadline.




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